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Securing public health forever with clean energy - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

I ask myself, why is it so difficult for nations to reach a consensus on solving the three major problems of our age: air pollution mortality, global warming and energy security. These problems are caused by the same thing - how we obtain our energy. The solution is simple: change our sources of energy. Why hasn't this been done? Because politicians and the public have been led to believe by industries with a financial interest in the current infrastructure that, given enough time and money, they can solve the problems themselves, or that their latest products are good enough.

Don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Feb 7th, 2012 at 03:42:46 PM EST
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three major problems of our age
Preceded by a forth: overpopulation. I might also suggest that air pollution mortality isn't as debilitating to civilization as pollution induced infirmity. Replacing those killed isn't as difficult as renewing the health of those who survive, or those who are born into a world already sick.
by Andhakari on Wed Feb 8th, 2012 at 06:34:57 AM EST
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